Launches Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Entrepreneurial Management Programs has announced an new program
called "Entrepreneur in Residence," which allows Penn
students the chance to tap the brainpower and expertise of successful
entrepreneurs. Participating students are provided one-on-one 30
minute sessions with the Entrepreneur in Residence, gaining the
opportunity to access their insight, experience and business advice.
of Pennsylvania students are by nature inquisitive and open to new
possibilities," says Anne Stamer, associate director of the
Wharton Business Plan Competition. "With this program they
are afforded an intimate meeting with someone with those same attributes
to learn how they built a successful company."
first Entrepreneur in Residence was Rich Masterson, co-founder of
US Interactive, Inc., who came October 9. Other scheduled Entrepreneurs
in Residence include Christine Warren, CEO of ITProfiler, Inc.,
visiting on October 23 and Kimberly Levin, a Director of BDO Seidman,
LLP, visiting on November 13. All Penn students are welcome to register
for the Program and may do so online at: wep.wharton.upenn.edu/wep/goergen/si_residence.asp.
Sessions run twice-monthly from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and consist of
six student-entrepreneur meetings.
Entrepreneur in Residence Program is just one of numerous resources
offered by the Wharton School intended to make it easier for any
student to start a business. The Wharton Business Plan Competition
will, for the first time this year, offer a special "industry
track" in partnership with the School of Education, as part
of its goal to encourage participation by all entrepreneurial minded
students at Penn.
related opportunities for students include the Venture Initiation
Project (VIP), a new course on business plan creation and paid positions
as consultants at the Wharton Small Business Development Center.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001
October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8